I am currently experiencing a problem with the PGM03A Pololu USB Programmer with the ATMega328P-PU chip. This is my first time programming an AVR so please bear with me. The components are fresh out of the packaging.
I currently connected the GND, RST, SCK, MOSI, MISO, and VDD from the programmer to my chip, double checking the connectivity. However, would I need to connect the a crystal to the appropriate pins of my chip before I can program?
The Pololu USB AVR Programmer Configuration Utility also has this error message:
The SPI command for entering programming mode was sent, but the expected response from the target was not received. Make sure that the ISP frequency setting is less than 1/4th of the target’s clock frequency.
Is this problem salvageable?